Scholarship is a core priority for the Pacific McGeorge faculty. Among their scholarly pursuits, Pacific McGeorge faculty develop and present at scholarly symposia and conferences, author books for the legal profession, students, and the general public, and produce scholarship for top journals around the country and the world.
- Distinguished Speaker Series
- Honors & Awards
- In the Media
- In the Community
- Omar Dajani's report, Omar Dajani and Hiba Husseini, Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre, Past the Point of No Return? A Rights-Based Framework for International Engagement in Israel/Palestine (2014), is available online.
- Leslie Gielow Jacobs' article, Compelled Commercial Speech as Compelled Consent Speech, 29 J.L. & Pol. 517 (2014), has been published.
- Brian Landsberg's article, Enforcing Desegregation: A Case Study of Federal District Court Power and Social Change in Macon County Alabama, 48 Law &Soc'y Rev 867, has been published. The article demonstrates that a federal district court brought about significant social change despite constraints on the courts, playing a decisive role in ending the racial caste system in this Alabama Black Belt county.
- Michael Malloy's third 2014 Supplement to his three-volume treatise Banking Law and Regulation (2d ed.) has been published by Wolters-Kluwer Law and Business.
- Courtney Lee's article, "Changing Gears to Meet the New Normal in Legal Education," has been accepted for publication in the Duquesne Law Review. (Forthcoming)
- Rachael Salcido's article, "Rationing Environmental Law in a Time of Climate Change," has been accepted for publication by the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. (Forthcoming)
- Michael Vitiello's article, "Limiting Access to US Courts: The Supreme Court's New Personal Jurisdiction Case Law," has been accepted for publication in the UC Davis Journal of International Law and Policy. (Forthcoming)
Works in Progress Academic Year 2014-2015
- Mike Vitiello
Limiting Access to US Courts: The Supreme Court's New Personal Jurisdiction Case Law
Sept. 2, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. at The Pub
Commentator: Kojo Yelpaala
- Francis J. Mootz III
Protecting Victims from Liability Insurance Companies that Add Gratuitous Insult to Grievous Injury
Oct. 28, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. at The Pub
Commentator: Julie Davies
- Emily Garcia Uhrig
The Evolving Equitable Right to Counsel in Habeas Corpus
Jan. 27, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m. at The Pub
Commentator: John Sims
Distinguished Speaker Series
From formal presentations, informal brown bag lunches, and faculty/student activities, the weekly on-campus events hosted through the Distinguished Speaker Series provide an ideal forum for the exchange of ideas for the betterment of law faculty as colleagues working together, as scholars from law schools across the nation and world sharing abstracts of in-progress research, and as teachers who can share a wellspring of emerging ideas and perspectives in the classroom.
"Is There a Human Right to Democracy?"
Presented by: Professor Dr. Stephan Kirste, Deputy Head of the Department of Social and Economic Sciences at the Law Faculty of the University of Salzburg and Head of academic group of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy
When: Aug. 26, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20
"Trade Liberalization for Least Developed Countries: WTO, Bretton Woods and Regional North South Trade Agreements"
Presented by: Ambassador Arsene Balihuta
When: Oct. 2, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20
"Ethics in International Arbitration: the Arbitrator Intelligence Project"
Presented by: Professor Catherine A. Rogers, Penn State
When: Oct. 21, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20
"The Struggles of Palestinian Political Prisoners: The Law and Politics of Mass Incarceration in Israel"
Presented by: Sahar Francis, General Director, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association
When: Nov. 13, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Classroom A
"Dog Whistle Politics: Coded Racism and Inequality for All"
Presented by: Ian F. Haney‐López
When (presentation): Feb. 3, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
When (reception): Feb. 3, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 730 p.m.
Where (presentation): Courtroom
Where (reception): Grand Salon
Co-sponsors: Pacific McGeorge Capital Center, La Raza Lawyers Associaon, SABA and Women Lawyers of Sacramento
"Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa"
Presented by: Abby Ginzberg
When: Feb. 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Classroom H
Co-sponsors: Pacific McGeorge Global Center and the World Affairs Council Sacramento Chapter
"The Diversity Rationale for Affirmative Action: A (Scripted) Dialogue with Justice Kennedy"
Presented by: Anita Bernstein
When: Feb. 5, 2015 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
"Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality"
Presented by: Jo Becker
When: Feb. 12, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Classroom C
Co-sponsors: Pacific McGeorge Capital Center, Lambda, and Sac LEGAL
"Writing Your Next Chapter: How to Find Your Mojo and Move Forward at Mid-Career"
Presented by: Kerry Ann Rockquemore, National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
When: Oct. 3, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Where: The McGeorge House
"Singlism: Does Bias Against Singles Exist in the Workplace and Should We Care?"
Presented by: Professor Trina Jones, Duke Law School
When: Oct. 29 from noon to 1 p.m.
Professor Robert Ashford, Syracuse Law School
When: Feb. 7 from noon to 1 p.m.
"The Good Lawyer"
Presented by: Professor Nancy Levit, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
When: April 2 from noon to 1 p.m.
"Legal Intellectuals in Conversation"
Presented by: Professor James Hackney, Northeastern School of Law
When: April 17 from noon to 1 p.m.
Presented by: Professor Lawrence Solum, Georgetown Law
When: April 25 from noon to 5 p.m.